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Social Science Department

Valerie Edwards Edwards Robeson, M.S.W.
Valerie Edwards Edwards Robeson
Human Services Coordinator, Social Science - Associate Professor

(507) 457-1665

Valerie Edwards Robeson is a tenured Assistant Professor of Social Science and Coordinator of Human Services at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Courses Recently Taught at SMU
Field Methods
Internship Planning, Supervision, Integration
Introduction to Human Services
Public Policy
Research Human Services
Seminar: Intimate Partner Violence
Thesis Development

Professional Organizations
International Alliance of Teacher Scholars
International Consortium for Experiental Learning
National Organization for Human Services Education

M.S., Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, 1989
B.S., Social Work, Winona State University, MN, 1987

Teaching Experience
1999 to Present: Assistant Professor, Human Services Program Coordinator, Social Science Department, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, MN
1995-1998: Instructor, Department of Sociology, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, MN

2005: Community Spirit Award, Winona Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Selected Presentations
"Evaluating Use of Student-Directed, Computer-Mediated Conferencing to Enhance Student Reciprocity and Self-Direction in the Action/Reflection/Adapted Action Learning Cycle," Saint Mary's University, 2005

"Teaching to Learn: How to Use the Kreber-Cranton Model of the Scholarship of Teaching to Document the Development of Scholarly Teaching," Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning, 2004

"Skills for Being: Measuring the Developmental Impact of Experiential Learning," Joint Conference of the International Consortium for Experiential Learning and the National Society for Experiential Education, Presented with Amy Benz and Jenny Erickson, 2004

"Teaching Sociology: What should it be like?" Panelist with Dr. Wesley Miller, Sociologists of Minnesota Annual Meeting and Conference, 2000

"Obligated to See: Mandated Reporting of Child and Adult Maltreatment," Southeastern Minnesota Optometric Society, 2000

"Reality Check: Case-Based Training," Annual Conference of the National Organization for Human Services Education, 1997

"Facilitated Trangressions: An Experiment in Race, Class and Gender Studies," Annual Conference of the National Organization for Human Services Education, 1997